Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Did I Hear Some Whisper Goebbels?

Here's today's Peace Now ad in Haaretz:-

It translates:

The Opponents of Annapolis

The Coalition of Opposition to A Peace Agreement

A demonstration of the Right against Annapolis Conference at the Western Wall

A demonstration by Hamas against the Annapolis Conference in Khan Yunis

Presented by: Peace Now

Telemesser No. 1-700-70-1967


And so wrote Joseph Goebbels, in Joachim Fest, The Face of the Third Reich (Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1970, page 90:-

"That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result," he wrote. "It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success."


When a friend criticised him for denigrating Weiss, a man with an exemplary military record, "he explained cynically that he wasn’t in the least interested in Weiss, only in the propaganda effect."


the purpose of both art and propaganda was to bring about a spiritual mobilisation


"Aim — drive the Jews out of Berlin," he wrote in his diary in June 1938, "and without any sentimentality."

in Richard J. Evans, The Third Reich in Power, Allen Lane, 2005, p. 576

Peace Now is attempting to draw a unseemly and immoral parallel between violent and murderous terrorists, bloddthirsty, and Jews who are crying for security in the face of that terror as they expect that the government's acceptance of the new Annapolis peace process will cause more death. They are adopting anathemous methods.

Jews are praying peacefully at the Western Wall and Arabs are rampaging through the streets of Gaza shooting off guns but for Peace Now there is an equivalency.

This is horrific.

It must be combatted.

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